A service provided by PAPYRUS UK which exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide. HOPELine UK is a free confidential helpline, staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information.

Are you:

  • worried about yourself or someone you know?
  • depressed or not coping with life?
  • hurting … or hurting yourself?


Text: 07786 209 697

Phone: 0800 068 41 41

Weekdays: 10am -10pm

Weekends: 2pm - 10pm

Bank Holidays: 2pm- 5pm

Website: click here



If something’s troubling you, contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 116 123 (free)

Phone: 01343543000 (local call charges apply)



Breathing Space

Confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (free)


Opening hours:

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am

Weekend: Friday 6 pm-Monday 6am



NHS 24

Scotland’s out of hours medical online and telephone service. Call us if you are ill and it can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

Phone: 111 (free)



Living Life

Living Life is part of NHS 24 and is a free phone service for anyone aged 16 and over experiencing low mood, mild/moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (free)

Website: click here

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm


Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Phone: 01925 572444

Text: 07786 209697

Hopeline: 0800 0684141 (free)


Email: (for confidential suicide prevention advice)




Choose Life

Choose life is Scotlands national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide.



The Compassionate Friends

Having suffered similar tragedies, Compassionate Friends offers understanding, support and encouragement to bereaved parents, their families, relatives, friends and professionals.

Phone: 0345 123 2304 (Helpline)

Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 8p and 40p per minute.




Combat Stress

The Veterans Mental health charity provides timely, effective clinical welfare support to veterans who suffer from psychological wounds.

Phone: 0800 138 1619 (free)